We had some leftover watermelon from a birthday party we went to a few days before. I've seen a frozen tasty dog treat recipe with watermelon over at Sugar Golden Woofs' blog, so I thought that sounded like a good idea. Shiner is sure to like watermelon, right?
I put my leftover watermelon in the blender with just a tiny bit of water and blended away. Then, I poured my blended up watermelon into my new and adorable star shaped ice cube molds. I froze the watermelon cubes overnight, and the next day we had some Star Spangled Watermelon Pupsicles! (This is a good idea if you have leftover watermelon this holiday weekend!)
|Sorry lady, I'm busy right now. Come back when you have some meat and then we can talk.|
My adorable little watermelon stars were melting so we went back in the house. I put the plate down in front of her and that's when she decided to eat them. Yay - success!
|Well, if this is what you're offering I guess I'll eat it since I'm hot.|
While meaty treats are Shiner's favorite, she will eat fruity treats too if that's what's offered to her. But I don't think fruity treats are her absolute favorite.
Giving watermelon to your dog is a good way to keep them hydrated when it's hot out. Freezing it makes it even cooler! Watermelon contains vitamins and minerals like beta-carotene, magnesium, vitamin A, potassium, and vitamin C. It's low in calories too. As with all dog treats, it should be fed in moderation.
We hope you all have a SAFE and FUN Holiday weekend! What tasty treats will you and your dog enjoy?